A few days ago I went for a walk and found this scene along Jollyville Road:
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Categories : daily photo, wildlife
Today seems like a good day to get started with blogging again. Here’s the short story. Since we got back, we’ve been shuffling back and forth between our parents’ houses, collecting the scattered remnants from our life before Korea, and trying to figure out what’s next for us.
Today we are at Kristin’s parents’ house near Conifer. This morning the clouds rolled in and swallowed up the mountains across the valley, leaving only one spectral mountain spur in sight. You can still make out a few puffs of golden aspen trees breaking up the triangles of pine trees, highlighted by a layer of snow. It looks like this:
In the last few weeks we’ve gotten to enjoy a lot of good old fashioned American activities. We’ve done some gardening, learned how to make jelly, can pickles, and assemble corral gates.
We brewed some beer.
We took a little road trip and visited some tourist attractions.
We went to a football game.
Saw some Americana.
Saw some wildlife.
We’ve done a lot of other things since leaving Korea, too, we just don’t have pictures.
It’s been good to be home, but we’re still a little homesick for at least some aspects of our life in Korea. Here are just a few of the reasons:
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After elephant trekking we stopped at a little restaurant in the middle of the jungle to have a bite to eat. After lunch, we noticed this spider hanging out at about face-height near the path. Apparently spiders like this one sometimes catch and eat birds. It was as big as my outstretched hand.
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Tags: bird, bird eating, birds, elephant trekking, jungle, Khao Sok National Park, rainforest, restaurant, spider, spiders, Thailand, wildlife
Categories : semi-daily photo, travel, wildlife